Brazil is widely known for soccer, the bossa nova and now, it appears, online virginity auctions. Brazilian teen Rebecca Bernardo, of Sapeacu, Brazil, decided to offer her virginity to the highest bidder.
The 18-year old teen was inspired by fellow Brazilian teen, Catarina Migliorini, who raised nearly $800,000 for offering her “deflowering.” Bernardo hopes to raise money to help cover her mother’s medical expenses.
“I made up my mind right after my 18th birthday,” Bernardo told CNN. “That’s when my mother suffered a stroke.”
The teen claims of having tried different means of earning the money, such as selling cosmetics or working as a waitress, but the costs proved to be too much. Bernardo’s mother doesn’t want her daughter to prostitute herself.
A neighbor noted Bernado’s sister passed away several years ago along with her father not being around. “This is the only solution she found,” said the neighbor. But Bernardo is pressing on, bolstered by a high bid of $35,000.
She made a YouTube video offering her services in November, but has not had the results that Migliorini did.
The teen recently rejected a local TV network’s offer to cover her mom’s medical expenses if she pulled out of the auction, saying she is also looking for funds for a relocation, BlissTree.com reported.
- Teen Attempts To Auction Virginity Online (ktla.com)
- Teen Virgin Puts Deflowering on Auction Block to Help Ailing Mother (gawker.com)
- Teen offers virginity for money (edition.cnn.com)
- Brazilian Teen Offers Virginity for Money (fox40.com)